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The Discovery Center is open Tuesday through Saturday

What's happening at the Discovery Center?

Oct 2023
03 October 2023 9:30 am - 10:30 am

Small Steps, Giant Leap: STEM Adventures for Little Space Explorers: Moon’s First Friends

Small Steps, Giant Leap provides tiny space travelers with interactive & imaginative stories, promoting the power of creativity & the thrill of reading.

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04 October 2023 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Homeschool Day: Entrepreneurship

Join us for Homeschool Day and explore science, technology, engineering, and mathematics with interactive activities and lessons.

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14 October 2023 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Lights Out: Experiencing a Solar Eclipse

Join Space Foundation Discovery Center as we observe the October 2023 Annular Eclipse!

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20 October 2023 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Discovery Center Astronomy Club: Welcome to the Club!

Discovery Center Astronomy Club provides a unique space for teenagers to meet and learn about current astronomy and physics research.

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20 October 2023 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Family Star Party: Planetary Observations

Family Star Party provides a safe, outdoor learning environment for the whole family connecting attendees to the wonders of the universe.

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21 October 2023 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Tesla’s Toolbox: Engineering Design

Join us in this month's Tesla's Toolbox workshop where we explore engineering design! Workshops at 11:00 am and 2:00 pm.

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28 October 2023 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Mad Science Day: Halloween at Discovery Center

Join Space Foundation Discovery Center's Mad Science Halloween celebration!

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28 October 2023 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Cool Science: Halloween at Discovery Center

Join us for some fun Cool Science Halloween activities!

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Driving directions, hours of operation, purchase tickets.

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Space artifacts, Science on a Sphere, Mars Robotics Laboratory.

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Social events and parties, business meetings, catering and food services.

Our Location

 4425 Arrowswest Drive
Colorado Springs, CO 80907

(719) 576-8000 (800) 691-4000

Ticket Prices


Ages 16+


Ages 4-15

Museums for All

Up to 4 tickets per EBT card

Young Children

Ages 3 and under 


Ages 65+


College students with ID


50% off adult admission with valid military ID, including Active Duty, Guard, Reserve or Retiree


Museum Hours

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

The Discovery Center Will be Closed on the following dates:

April 22-25
July 4
Nov 10
Nov 23-25
Dec 19-26

  • Face coverings are required for all guests ages 10 and up who are unvaccinated for COVID-19.
  • Face coverings are not required for guests who are vaccinated for COVID-19.
  • Purchasing your General Admission tickets online is always recommended to help save you time at check-in.
  • Some experiences may have changed or may be temporarily unavailable due to current health and safety restrictions.
  • The Discovery Center is a self-guided experience. We recommend planning on staying at least 1-2 hours to experience our spaces.
  • There are not currently any places to purchase food at the Discovery Center, but we have a lot of great restaurants in the near vicinity.
  • We offer many unique events that you should check out!
  • Some of our laboratories have different schedules depending on staffing or field trip needs. You can always call ahead or submit the form below if you have any questions about availability during your visit.
  • The Discovery Center sometimes offers special activities or workshops which require a separate materials fee to participate outside of your General Admission tickets. These fees help cover the cost of the extra parts and materials needed, and lets you take home your creations.
  • Space is limited for these workshops and tickets are sold on a first come, first served basis on the day of the workshop.

Field Trips

Standards-based curriculum that uses space principles to integrate STEM into all content areas.

Choose from tiered voyages using space-based science, technology, engineering, and math.

Discover the Universe

Space Foundation Discovery Center takes advantage of extraordinary teaching tools to deliver our virtual field trip programs, including Science On a Sphere® and our programmable robots used in a simulated Martian environment.


Tech Style

Experience space gear at our "Tech Style" exhibit. Explore an X-Ray of Apollo A7-L Spacesuit Boots, the evolution of Historical Spacesuits, and suit up in "Dress the Astronaut" interactive...



Rockets are the best way to get into space – at least until we invent something else just as capable of boosting an object from the ground into orbit and moving at speeds of at least five miles (eight km)...


Seeking Beyond

Visitors to the exhibit will learn about the Space Shuttle's history through understanding its design and the people who were a part of the Shuttle missions. Hands-on activities bring...

Ignite your students' interest in STEAM today


Browse our space-themed teacher, student and community programs below or call (800) 691-4000
and learn how to bring our award-winning programs to your community.


Field Trips & Classes

Space Foundation supports PreK through 20 students with standards-based curriculum that uses space principles to integrate science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) into all content areas.

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Space in the Community

Through lasting community partnerships, the Space Foundation's Space in the Community program is designed to help your community...

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For Educators

We are building the next generation of space leaders and improving the overall quality of education through teacher, student and community program...

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